Rosehill Sports & Play’s parent company has been recognised as an Export Champion by the Department for International Trade (DIT) following its continued expansion into a range of overseas markets. As an Export Champion Rosehill Polymers Group will offer practical advice and encouragement to other businesses in the Northern Powerhouse Region looking to break into new export markets.

The Export Champion Community is part of the DIT’s Exporting Strategy, launched by the International Trade Secretary in February 2019 following requests from businesses wishing to receive peer-to-peer exporting support. The initiative is designed to get businesses thinking globally by raising the profile of successful exporters and normalising exporting across the country. By the end of 2020, there will be up to 150 Export Champions active across the north of England.

Since its launch in 2005 Rosehill Sports & Play has the become a leading manufacturer of coloured rubber granules and polyurethane binders and adhesives. Its unique Rosehill TPV® rubber granules are specified globally by architects and designers and used extensively by sports and play surface installation specialists. Rosehill TPV® has been installed in projects across the world, including Olympic Games events, Disney, Sea World and Universal Studios. The company has established an extensive global customer base and is looking to grow its reach even further.

Andy Lovell, Business Manager at Rosehill Sports & Play, said: “The overseas markets represent a significant part of what we do. More than half of all the materials we manufacture are exported and we continue to see year on year growth so we’re delighted to be recognised by the Department for International Trade for our success in this area. Demand is strong across both the sports and play sectors, whether its World Athletics certified running track systems to Abu Dhabi or Rosehill TPV® rubber granules to the USA, Russia and Australia. We’ll be redoubling our efforts to support any regional businesses looking to either start exporting or break into new markets and will be encouraging other local exporters to do the same.”

Paul Stowers, DIT’s Head of Region for the North West, said: “Our Export Champions have all displayed excellence in global ambition, and each is well placed to help other local businesses navigate their own exporting journey. Any business looking to enter new markets, or start exporting for the first time, should get in touch with their local DIT International Trade Adviser to find out how exporting could help them reach their full growth potential.”

The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade.

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